Penname: Raven Knight [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 02/13/2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:

I've lurked for so long on this archive, I decided that it was time to emerge from the shadows.


I'll certainly get to reviewing some of the fantastic things I've read once or twice, and then the ones I've read a whole lot of times!  It will take a while.  I owe a ton of reviews!

Also, a big thank you to anyone who reads what I write and is kind enough to review.  It means a great deal to me. 


~ RK


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Moving to New York by anabanana66 Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

While they wait for Bones to arrive in Tthe City on the Edge of Forever", Kirk and Spock discover the joys and frustrations of living together. Meanwhile, their developing affection for one another slowly becomes more apparent, even as Kirk falls for the kind and beautiful Ms Keeler. 

This story will focus on the drama and events we didn't get to see in the original episode, plus in the episode's aftermath. Lots of RomCom-like silliness and general angst. 



Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Edith Keeler, McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk-Spock Friendship, Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, Character Study, Fluff, Humor, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20911 Read Count: 9686
[Report This] Published: 06/15/2013 Updated: 11/24/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/26/2013 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Ugh!  Spock's sadness and complete devotion in this just rips me to pieces.  This is quite fantastic!  Looking forward to more.  ~ RK

Lakeside by Dahliaxat Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Jim and Spock are back on Earth. Jim decides to bring Spock to visit Iowa. Spock doesn't want to leave.


Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 61 Read Count: 836
[Report This] Published: 07/06/2013 Updated: 07/06/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed
Date: 07/06/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a lovely and calm slice-of-life to wake up to! :) ~ RK



Author's Response:

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad it has peacefully awaken your morning...

The Terran-Vulcan Alliance of 2332 by nyanja14 Rated: Mature Content (Teen) starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary:

Due to forces beyond his control, Prince James Tiberius Kirk cannot follow the family tradition (and his dream) of entering the military forces and serving Earth by facing down enemies in space. So he does the next best thing: facing a Vulcan down the wedding aisle. But his husband-to-be is not what Jim expected.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Pre-Slash, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Hurt Kirk
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 22671 Read Count: 11000
[Report This] Published: 07/12/2013 Updated: 09/08/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 07/12/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a promising start.  Continue, please.

Command by Rimilea Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 129]
Summary:

Spock senses Jim is dissatisfied with their sexual encounters, but Jim refuses to tell him why. He goes to his counterpart for advice and follows it the next chance he gets. Set several months after Into Darkness. A kinky one shot that became a kinky novel. :)

"Sex is one of those impulses that comes forth from within that cannot be denied. You can squelch it and contour it and regulate it, but it's an impulse that continues to come forth, sometimes more than others, but it continues to come forth."


Categories: Fiction
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Erotica, Established Relationship, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Bondage, Dominance/submission, Kink
Series: Kink
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 131267 Read Count: 85297
[Report This] Published: 07/13/2013 Updated: 06/06/2016
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/16/2013 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Is it terrible to say that I find these unexpected moments as hot as (it seems) Jim does?  This is hitting kinks I didn't even know were suppressed!  So glad there was a part two to this.  *fans self* ~ RK



Author's Response:

Nope, quite flattering really. :) Thank you! There may be one or two more parts to this, we'll see, my muse tends to come and go unexpectedly lol. 

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/26/2013 Title: Chapter 5: Multitasking

I could not help but giggle as I sipped my coffee at Spock's complete nonchalance during Jim's extreme excitement mixed with frustration here.  Best part is him leaving to answer the door!  Off to the next part! ~ RK



Author's Response:

Thank you!! :) So glad you enjoyed! Yeah, Spock's quite the nonchalant dom. Hope you like the next chapter!

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/26/2013 Title: Chapter 6: Aliens Make Them Do It

Ha!  Aliens Made Them Do It, indeed.  Interesting take on the trope.  So fun to see the two of them not actually drugged and not together before the incident.  They definitely enjoyed this "punishment" over all the other alternatives.  Naughty Spock.  Exhibitionist deep down.  ~ RK



Author's Response:

Yeah, Jim's a bad influence on him! :) Glad it wasn't too cliche. Thank you so much!

Command Gold by Reigen Doki Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Poor Jim, he just can't keep his shirt on. Spock just hadn't realized how often the captain lost his shirts until now.


Categories: Fiction
Characters: None
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Character Study, Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4425 Read Count: 3212
[Report This] Published: 07/19/2013 Updated: 07/19/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/19/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was awesome.  Definitely something this Kirk would do.  Smiled and giggled throughout.  ~ RK

My Name Is James by Pepper Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 87]
Summary:

AU. In a world where Vulcans of fair features are desired for their beauty and fertilty, a mother abandons her son on the doorstep of human, George Kirk, in the hopes of offering him a chance to live. K/S slash. Mpreg. Vulcan!Kirk


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Amanda, Chris Pike, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott
Crossover Fandom: AU or Mirror Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: MPREG
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Kirk
Universe: AU Alternate Universe
Warnings: Explicit violence
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 24495 Read Count: 59388
[Report This] Published: 07/30/2013 Updated: 09/05/2014
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed
Date: 07/30/2013 Title: Chapter 1: T'Pur's Choice

This!  This is incredibly interesting!  A Vulcan Jim!? Oh, gosh!  I am hooked. 

Waiting for more,

~ RK

A Different Corner by DeeGilles Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 203]
Summary:

Call it an AU or maybe just a "What If?".  What if Spock gets promoted off the Enterprise in the midst of the first five-year mission?

(The Road Not Taken #1)


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Amanda, Carol Marcus, Chekov, Lori Ciani, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek, Scott, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Character Study, Erotica, Established Relationship, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock, Hurt Kirk, Hurt Spock
Universe: ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Series: The Road Not Taken
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 89459 Read Count: 87425
[Report This] Published: 07/30/2013 Updated: 10/30/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/30/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ugh!  Tears in my eyes.  This is so heartbreaking.  Thank God McCoy is there for Kirk.  The man needs a pillar of strength now.  Getting teary again rethinking this story.  THis would have been awful!  (But this story is just so good!) ~ RK



Author's Response:

Oh no - didn't mean to make you sad!  No worries - things will looking up! 

Dee

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/15/2013 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

OOH!  Poor Spock for now having that doubt in his mind about Jim, but in all fairness...(can't believe I am typing this!) with their relationship on the hush-hush, it is not like Carol knows this and is planting these poisonous seeds of "what if?" in Spock's head through some horribly malicious action...right?  Goodness I hope not.  Either way, I am in for the duration of this story!  Eagerly awaiting more of this stupendously written story!  ~ RK



Author's Response:

Thank you, Raven Knight!  Yes, you're right - Carol just happened to come along at a bad time! 

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/02/2013 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25

I may be the only one of this opinion, but...I hope Spock does not accept this and is speechless not from happiness but from shock at Jim's inability to see how self-centered this proposal is.  It was very "I" oriented - "I can't breathe without you.  I need help.  I need saving...save my life."  Is he saying what Spock wants because he doesn't think there's any other way Spock would come back to him, or did Kirk actually have a radical personality shift and suddenly want what Spock has hoped for from him for so long?  It seems like the former, and if so, there is a lot more conflict, misunderstandings, and pain in store for both of them.

There is still so many things wrong with their relationship (non-relationship, now?) that both Jim and Spock have to realize that getting married is most certainly not the answer, or the magic answer to make everything wrong just disappear.  It wouldn't solve their dysfunction with each other, or within themselves.  Kirk may be remorseful now, but he could always fall back to his usual pattern.  Spock still has to achknowledge that - if he had something to do with it, it is even worse - he was aware of Jim's imminent ground assignment, otherwise that will be as much of a wrong-doing as those Jim's been committing lately.  Even though this is the type of thing Spock's been wanting to hear from Jim for a very long time, I'm hoping he listens to his head here and sees that marriage won't make their problems go away, but will only make it more difficult to leave if - or when - their problems come to the forefront and cause bigger problems than they have already. 

Either way, I'll still be reading this to the end, because this is absolutely fantastic writing! I'm sorry I haven't been a good reader and reviewed for so long into this.  This deserves so many more reviews.  ~ RK



Author's Response:

Well thank you for taking the time to review!  I am enjoying everyone's interpretation on various aspects.  Although different and somewhat opposing, nobody is wrong about the things they perceive... all a matter of perspective. 

You nailed it... it is all about "I" for Jim.  There's a desperation there, and wrong-headedness at play.  Stay tuned for how it all plays out.

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/04/2013 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26

Throughout this chapter, this sense of foreboding is everywhere!  Spock's scheme to get what he wanted from Kirk is coming to fruition, though it really has to only be a matter of time (or a matter of a deep enough meld) before Kirk finds out how involved Spock was in his grounding; and with the violence of Kirk's emotions...let's just say I'm bracing myself for explosions and fire! Kirk still doesn't seem all together at all!  He needs help, professional help, and true stability, which - despite what he seems to think in this chapter - can't be done by marriage. It wasn't the answer for him before, and it isn't the right answer now.  They have so many issues...and they're only going to increase the longer they don't stop sexing each other up until they can't (physically or mentally) have the many discussions they truly need to have before they can...maybe...function as a romantic couple. 

And to make this so much mroe complicated, Bones knows about Spock's involvement in Kirk's misery...This is all one big emotional mess! It seems like Bones is the only one who sees that Kirk and Spock are each other's proverbial Kobayashi Maru tests, knows nothing he says can really help the situation, so chooses at least for the moment, not to interfere or choose sides since he clearly cares about both of them.  He's in a tough spot, Bones.  Poor guy. 

They're all in bad places to be right now.  Thank you for the fast update. ~ RK

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/11/2013 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29

Knew it was coming...knew the pain was coming.  And both of them are emotionally wounded at this moment.  Jim is about to get his wish of Spock never coming home again when he leaves for Kolinahr.  Maybe then he'll start to realize that yes, they both hurt each other, but they are the most important things in each other's lives.  If Kirk confronts Bones and asks him if he knew about it, Kirk will only feel more betrayed...?  This is a bad situation for everyone.  Poor Spock, poor Jim, poor Bones for being stuck in the middle.  If this follows canon, I (personally) very much hope to see this continue in and through the films.  As usual, emotionally-raw yet fantastic chapter. ~ RK



Author's Response:

 If this follows canon, I (personally) very much hope to see this continue in and through the films. 

Thanks!  I'm actually debating that as a follow up story, but if I didn't it wouldn't be for a while; this one is certainly taking a lot of time and effort and I could use a break after it is done....perhaps the muse will strike me this winter when I'm going out of my mind with cabin fever!   D.

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/22/2013 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34

Sarek's point of view is quite justified here.  He is doing what he believes is best for Spock.  (Then, again, I have a huge affection for that Papa Vulcan!) His concern for Spock, however, is only making things bleak for Kirk.  "Sarek did a good job of making me feel like a big green fly on a turd – there, but inconsequential."  That line summed it up quite perfectly.  So, I do feel a little badly for Kirk when up against Sarek, but can completely see Sarek's side as well.  And go McCoy for just being an awesome pillar of strength.  Love that grumpy doctor.  I'm wondering if Kirk is going to demand an audience with T'Pau - it is due for her initial responsibility in the removal of Spock from the Enterprise, their separation, and everything leading to this.  Not that she is fully and solely responsible, since the boys did a bang-up job of things on their own, but she certainly needs to explain herself and be held as accountable as Kirk and Spock have held each other for their dysfunction.  This is still fantastic work! ~ RK

Summary:

"I am Lieutenant Commander Spock, First Officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. You are...our Captain, James T. Kirk."

Jim snorted. "Captain my ass. Good one, though, 'Commander Spock'. Now can you tell me what I did to piss Starfleet off this badly?"

Spock's expression fell, almost like someone had kicked his favorite puppy. Weird reaction for a Vulcan, isn't it? What's up with this guy?

"You do not remember."

Post STID AU in which Jim doesn't remember Spock, the crew, or the Enterprise when he wakes up. A journey through space to boldy find what has been lost...in this case, James T. Kirk's memory. Rated teen for now, but slash will happen. Mwahaha.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: McCoy
Crossover Fandom: ST:XI Abrams Universe
Genres: Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8924 Read Count: 6430
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2013 Updated: 09/09/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/15/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue-y

This is very interesting.  Do continue.  I always wondered if Jim would have some mental issues, or brain trauma, having been dead for quite some time (biologically speaking) before the blood-idea came along.  So, this is a very interesting take on that.  Looking forward to more! ~ RK

The Thistle by EllenD Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 34]
Summary:

An alternate end to the 2009 movie. Spock never shows up for the post of science officer and instead, resigns from Starfleet to pursue a scientific mission for New Vulcan. Kirk doesn't see him agan until a year later, as an attraction in an Orion brothel. A story about endurance, salvation, and love in unlikely places.


Categories: Works in Progress
Characters: Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Original Character(s), Sarek
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Angst, Erotica, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): Bottom Spock, Hurt Kirk, Hurt Spock, Slave fic
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: Abuse, Explicit violence, Non-consensual sex, Rape
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 16070 Read Count: 7296
[Report This] Published: 09/23/2013 Updated: 10/22/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09/23/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh...Oh, wow.  This looks like it will be incredibly good.  Very much going to keep my eye on this!  Definitely hooked by this opening alone.  So much happened, and I'm so greedy I just want more! ~ RK



Author's Response:

Thank you so much! Glad the opening was good enough to reel you in!

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/10/2013 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

This chapter is quite fantastic the way it is, and its pacing is good.  The Wine & Flower Brothel inspiration is incredibly fascinating and lent itself well to this chapter. I may have to look up some information about it, now.  Looking forward to the next chapter with Kirk and Spock.  The big question is: How/Will Kirk get him out of there?  Poor Spock.  Wonder how Bones would have reacted had he gone with Kirk...Still hooked. ~ RK



Author's Response:

I'm glad you think it's fascinating! Prostitution in that culture has always fascinated me. Of course, the actual brothels of that time weren't as "sexy" as they are now. They mainly focused on music and dancing, kinda like the Geisha. thanks so much for reading!

Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/22/2013 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

This is getting better and better!  Kirk was there as a spy is a fantastic addition!  He lost a contact.  Is it still in the brothel...in Spock's room?  And if there...is it still recording?!  That could be something awful.  Spock asking about his father, and then requesting Kirk tell Sarek that he is dead is so heartwrenchingly sad.  Very interested in more!  Keep up the good work! ~ RK



Author's Response:

Alas, no, though that would be interesting. Jim crushed the contact as soon as it fell out so he wouldn't leave anything behind. Thanks very much!

Only Fools by museaway Rated: ADULT (NC-17) starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

Spock has just graduated with highest honors from the Vulcan Science Academy when Nero destroys his planet. Lucky to escape with his life, he is bound for Earth on a rescue ship where he meets a strange fellow traveler: an elder version of himself. Disturbed by his counterpart's experiences in his own timeline, Spock vows never to follow the desires of his human half. But when a man named Jim Kirk comes into Spock's life, he's faced with a struggle to find the balance between Vulcan and human.

Slow-build K/S. Includes Kirk/Gary Mitchell.

Minor pairings: Uhura/Scotty, Pike/One, and implied McCoy/Chapel. 


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Gary Mitchell, McCoy, Scott, Sulu, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: None
Genres: K/S plus K/other or S/other, Kirk/Spock Slash
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Angst, First Time, Romance
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62297 Read Count: 10764
[Report This] Published: 10/24/2013 Updated: 10/24/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/25/2013 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Just spent the last three hours completely devouring this saga of awesome writing!  (Was immediately happy that Pike is alive and so paternal to both Kirk and Spock - his apron was a hilarious touch.  Mental image is complete win.)  I am barely conscious right now typing this, but sufficing to say I'm glad I read this all in one go, am two hours past when I should be in bed so I can get up for work in four hours...and will probably be functioning so poorly while finally stumbling into work because I'll be thinking about this fantastic story the entire time!  But...totally worth it.  Thanks for writing a story that makes me stay up too late, probably wake up late, and get mentally distracted all the next day.  They're always the best stories - the ones that keep you up.  I'm sorry I rambled.  Wonderful job! ~ RK



Author's Response:

I want to thank you so much for reading this! I'm really sorry that you were probably exhausted today at work. I owe you coffee or tea or something. I'm so flattered you liked this enough to stay up reading it. Thank you again! 

Deleted lines from Star Trek by plaktow Rated: All Audiences starstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

This is a short comical story in response to a challenge by Veggie Girl. The original video clip was no longer available, so I used the one suggested by SORALI79: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmn-g8FDUek. I believe this works in the original universe as well as AU.

All the lines of the video are used in the story in the original order. Enjoy!


Categories: Fiction
Characters: Chekov, McCoy, Original Character(s), Scott, Uhura
Crossover Fandom: ST:TOS Original Universe
Genres: Kirk-Spock Friendship
Other Languages: None
Specific movie: None
Story Type: Action/Plot, Fluff, Humor
Trope (OPTIONAL): None
Universe: Abrams Universe, ST:TOS Original Universe
Warnings: None
Challenges: "10 Lines Never Used in a Star Trek Film"
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1947 Read Count: 3881
[Report This] Published: 10/25/2013 Updated: 10/25/2013
Reviewer: Raven Knight Signed
Date: 10/26/2013 Title: Chapter 1: Deleted lines from Star Trek

This right here had me laughing for about ten minutes solid:

"‘Captain’s log. Just saw some aliens. OMG WTF LOL :)’

Jim stared at the log entry for a long time. Then he stared at it for some more.

‘Bones, just… just what is this?’

The doctor grinned. ‘That would be an excerpt from the official ship’s logs, Jim. You were running a dangerously high fever, but you kept saying it didn’t affect your leadership skills. I decided to keep this one, print it and frame it.’"

I'm still laughing to myself just thinking about it.  My gosh this was funny.  SO random, but gave me a good laugh.  And Jim's lunch bag is hilarious.  ~ RK



Author's Response: Thanks to the brilliant comedienne who came up with this line in the Mock of the Week -video. Wasn't easy to come up with a good use for it, though! And many thanks for your sweet comment :)